Biodiversity - Forest management
GCF-How to feed the world and nurture the planet: ideas from GEF partners
Tansforming food systems and pursuing healthier diets are key to achieving food security and reducing environmental degradation
Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding people, but also ensuring proper nutrition and nurturing the planet. This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking more carefully about what we eat.
These are among the goals of the GEF’s new Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration (FOLUR) Impact Program, which sets to transform food production and land use systems and reduce global environmental degradation. The Impact Program, approved by the GEF Council in June, is designed to help 18 countries across Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific to increase agricultural production while protecting against deforestation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions.
In this context, and to complement the FAO’s World Food Day 2019 campaign action list, we put together a list of articles from some of the GEF’s partners that might help answer the question: how do we feed the world and keep our planet healthy?
By Sunny Verghese, co-founder and group chief executive of Olam International and chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development